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Pakistan on Monday effectively test-terminated its first Submarine-Launched Cruise Missile fit for conveying an atomic warhead up to 450km from an undisclosed area in the Indian Ocean, giving the nation a “solid” second-strike ability, the military said.

The Pakistani military said the Babur-3 rocket was “equipped for conveying different sorts of payloads and will give Pakistan a Credible Second Strike Capability, enlarging prevention”.

An armed force representative later affirmed the dialect implied the rocket was prepared to convey atomic warheads.

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